SC Department of Education Monthly Rock Hill Workshops

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All trainings are located at:

Rock Hill Adult and Community Education Center
1234 Flint Street Ext.
Rock Hill, SC  29730
(803) 981-1375

Please register for workshops by e-mailing Valeska Gioia at

Getting Creative with Assistive Technology
and the Common Core State Standards

October 1, 2013 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.

In this workshop, we will look at the Common Core Standards and how they can be accessed using various assistive technologies.  We will talk about the Common Core Connetors which will replace the current Extended Standards for students with intellectual disabilities and we will demonstrate various digital books websites that can supplement your districts curriculum as well as look at resources that will assist you in differientiating the curriculum for the students in your classroom.

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Microsoft Accessibility

December 3, 2013 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.

In this workshop, you will be able to personalize your PC with Microsoft Accessibility Options and will learn the value of accessibility and how it facilitates learning in the classroom. Educators and service providers are often unaware of the many tools that are available for free through Microsoft. We will go over various accessibility options such as Speech Recognition, tools for individuals with visual impairments, scanning with Microsoft’s on-screen keyboard, and many more. We will also present various classroom scenarios to demonstrate practical use of the Microsoft Accessibility features. 

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Boardmaker Intermediate

February 4, 2014 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Basic Boardmaker experience is needed for this workshop which will focus on creating visual supports, importing pictures and saving them, using the Boardmaker Plus! Software to create an alternative augmentative communication device on a laptop computer or interactive whiteboard, and using the templates that are included on the Boardmaker Plus! Supplemental CD.  This is a hands-on workshop that guides you through the Boardmaker Plus! Software and give you the ability to create wonderful visual supports and communication opportunities for students in your classroom.

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SCATP Assistive Technology Expo

Brookland Banquet & Conference Center
March 26, 2014

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Creating Digital Books

April 1, 2014 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed to explore various resources used to create digital books. We will focus on keeping it simple so that the audience can leave with a solid understanding of how to utilize photos, audio, and text to create a digital book. There are lots of options for the creation of digital books. In this workshop, we will look at utilizing two of the following three resources in order to create a digital book for a student:
TarHeel Reader, CAST Book Builder, and Power Point Books.

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